Episode 65: Mormon Women in the 21st century: Challenges, Hopes, and New Directions

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Join Kaimi, Kristine, Colleen and Danielle as they discuss the questions: Does the LDS church meet the needs of women in the 21st Century? In what ways are women’s needs addressed, and in what ways do gaps remain? What are some ways that the institution might adapt to address unmet needs, and what might that look like?

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  1. I really enjoyed this discussion. Also, I *loved* y’all singing at the end. Kristine, the first time I went to Sunstone, you did a Saturday morning music session where you had us sing “O My Father” to that same tune, and it was *divine*. Thanks for providing me a recording of it, even if it’s only one verse. :)

  2. Great topic and thoughtful responses!

    I especially loved the comment near the end that reminded us to consider what God’s Word says about equality: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

    In terms of the priesthood, if we admit that we have one high priest who is Christ Jesus: “Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office; but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them” doesn’t that offer us the freedom to ask the bigger questions you were describing?

    Maybe questions like, “With an eternal High Priest already in place, is there a need for any priests within the church to intercede on our behalf any longer? “Or is it possible that any priesthood to which we can now attain is more a designation of believers in Christ who decide to offer their bodies up as living sacrifices rather than those previously required by human priests?

    Thanks for a though-provoking podcast!

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